28 October 2023

Like the miser in Aesop’s fables…

… who would count his gold coins and put them back, I did a similar thing today – but with fountain pens (decidedly of lesser valuable and certainly less sought after than gold coins). This month was special – I got fountain pens gifted to me by Karan Dhir at Mumbai airport, as well as DJ, PJ and the other Dhir here in Atlanta.

It meant I had to rearrange my inventory of fountain pens in the various storage cases.

Laid all of them out on the kitchen table this evening.

That would be
100 traditional fountain pens with ink barrels and cartridges
18 dip pens of the following style:
10 glass pens
5 bamboo pens
2 quill pens
1 feather pen

Somehow it tempts me to draw up a writing pad and start writing …